Highway Work Zone Safety Driver Education Resource CurriculumAbstract:
KDOT developed this curriculum module for driver education programs in hopes of targeting beginning drivers before they’ve had a chance to develop bad driving habits. A similar joint venture was undertaken with much success in Virginia and served as a model for this program. The objectives of this manual are to: 1. To help save lives and reduce personal injuries and property destruction by educating motorists about the importance of driving safely through highway work zones; and 2. To train students to associate the color orange with highway work zones and to practice safe and cautious driving procedures. The module includes a workbook with lesson plans, introductory information, classroom activities, a reference section for teachers and a short video featuring public service announcements used by KDOT to promote work zone safety.